Dying Well Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi Death is something we all have to deal with in our lives. We ourselves are going to die one day, and even before that, we will probably have relatives and friends who will die. It is only natural that we wish to face death with dignity and peace, but that may be difficult due to our fears, anxieties and attachments. Understanding impermanence can help our understanding of the death process and is beneficial for facing our fear of death and learning to live life. Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, Death, Dying, Reincarnation, Bardo, Impermanence Source: Lectures and Events
Practice Retreat Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi What exactly is retreat and how can it help our spiritual practice? Isn't it avoiding "real life" by running away to the mountains? Is it possible for ordinary people like us to experience the power of meditation retreat even though we still hold jobs and live in the city? Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi (Petra McWilliams) who has spent most of the past 5 1/2 years in retreat talks about the practice of meditation retreat. Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, Retreat, Practice, Visualization, Analytical, Concentration Source: Lectures and Events
Are you curious about Buddhist meditation, but don't know where to begin? Have you attended Buddhist teachings, but don't know how to integrate them into your daily meditation practice? Or has your daily meditation grown stale so you need some new energy behind it? This weekend workshop contains all of the above and more. It will teach you the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation, and give you the tools you need to both begin a daily meditation practice and to deal with problems once you start... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Tibet, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, Meditation, Daily Practice
Have you ever asked yourself the questions: "Why do I put so much energy into chasing after happiness, only to be disappointed?" or "Why is it so hard to find peace and contentment?" Buddhism teaches that true freedom and happiness can only be found within, by transforming our own minds. Find out more about this essential truth that the Buddha taught in this weekend course, based on the Four Noble Truths, the first teaching the Buddha gave after his enlightenment. Who can... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, 4 Noble Truths, Buddhist Thought, Buddhist...
Join Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, for an exploration of this often-misunderstood yet extremely fundamental Buddhist concept. She will refute the idea that everything exists fundamentally as nothingness, and guide participants through the process of understanding emptiness as the way in which phenomena exist in all their juicy variety. Saturday’s workshop will explore emptiness more deeply with an explanation of selflessness as it is taught in the major philosophical schools of Buddhism, and will... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Emptiness
What exactly is retreat and how can it help our spiritual practice? Isn't it avoiding "real life" by running away to the mountains? Is it possible for ordinary people like us to experience the power of meditation retreat even though we still hold jobs and live in the city? Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi (Petra McWilliams) who has spent most of the past 5 1/2 years in retreat talks about the practice of meditation retreat. meditation, buddhism, tibetan buddhism, calm abiding, retreat Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, Buddhist teachings, Buddhist Source: Lectures and Events
Weekend intensive - Fri, 10/23 - 7-9pm; Sat 10/24 - 9:30am-12:30pm and 2-5pm; Sun 10/25 - 9:30am-12:30pm and 2-4pm. Join beloved teacher, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, as she teaches on the Heart Sutra. In most Mahayana traditions, the Heart Sutra is recited every day either as a daily practice or as a preliminary to teachings. Many of us may have recited this sutra for years, but have little understanding of its meaning. The Heart Sutra has two levels of meaning. Explicitly, it explains the perfection... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, Heart Sutra
There are two different methods taught for generating bodhicitta (the mind wanting to become a buddha for the sake of all others). One method is called the Seven Points of Cause and Effect which was taught by Master Atisha and the other is Equalizing and Exchanging Self and Others which was taught by Master Shantideva in his book The Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. They say that one of the advantages of equalizing and exchanging self is that you will be able to transform everything into... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Mahayana, Bodhicitta, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, Bodhisattva,...
How to Meditate Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi This primer provides the basics of meditation, how to sit properly, and how to setup a meditation session. Students will be taught different meditation techniques and how to recognize and deal with obstacles to their meditation practice. Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Special Insight, Concentration, Wisdom, Emptiness Source: Lectures and Events
Lojong—Mind Training Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi Ven. Chogkyi explores ways in which the way we might transform the way we normally approach difficulties in our lives. Learn special methods and meditations of mind training or lo-jong as a means to transform your problems into happiness! An emphasis is made on integrating Buddha's teachings within our daily life and introducing meditations for self-examination. Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, Mind Training, Mind Transformation, Lojong Source: Lectures and Events
All levels. This workshop/retreat will specifically focus on the 7-Point Mind training by Geshe Chekawa. Its practical application is enormous, and it is radical in that it has the power to completely transform our lives into a tool for awakening our minds and learning to benefit others. This is the perfect workshop for people who are trying to figure out how to integrate the Buddhist teachings into crazy urban life in the 21st century. This course includes instructions in tonglen, a simple... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, Tonglen
Dying Well Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi and Lennie Kronisch Tse Chen Ling Center Learn to prepare for your death and help others die peacefully with openness, acceptance and a sense of humor in this workshop led by Tara Hospice founder Lennie Kronisch and accomplished meditator and hospice caregiver Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi. Using meditations, visualizations, discussion and practical guidance, you will learn spiritual and practical approaches to death and dying from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective. Topics: death, dying, tibetan buddhism, buddhism, tse chen ling, ven. tenzin chogkyi, lennie kronisch